How should I go about putting plants in my tank?
I'm wanting to put live plants in my tank, but I wanna do it right and try not to waste too much money on plants just to have them die because I forgot something.
I am a complete newbie when it comes to this. I just want something simple and nice looking to help green up my tank. Any information will be greatly appreciated. :)
So, here is what I have right now.
-6.6 gallon tank
-gravel for substrate(I know this needs to be changed, but I don't know what to. Sand, maybe?)
-Aqua Ace Bioplant FL15BW 15w light(is this enough or do I need to upgrade? If so, what to?)
-I also have 5 ghost shrimp and 2 snails. I don't think the shrimp will eat the plants, but I think the snails will. Any specific plants the snails will leave alone or should I find another tank to keep the snails in?
-How much money am I looking at spending here? I don't want to cut corners, but then again I don't want to spend a fortune on such a small tank. It would be a diff story if I had like a 20+ gallon tank.
And here is a picture of my tank right now.
it is a very pretty tank!! you could get some java moss...it is fairly easy to maintain and cheap on the wallet....however it does grow like a weed and can take over your tank if not trimmed....whatkind of snails do you have...i have an apple snail and he leaves my plants alone
So my lighting is okay? That's what I'm mainly worried about. :P
And I have two "mystery snails" which I have heard are just apple snails.
im not one to ask about lighting but in a previous thread i posted someone said my lighting is good i have double 15w/120volt incadacent(sp???) aquarium plant lights in a 20 gallon....if mystery snails are the same as apples then they usually dont eat plants/fish unless they are dying
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